Biography of William Cavendish 1st Earl Devonshire

Timeline

On 27 Dec 1552 William Cavendish 1st Earl Devonshire was born to William Cavendish and Bess of Hardwick Countess Shrewsbury, Countess Waterford.

Around 1564 William Cavendish 1st Earl Devonshire educated at Clare College.

Around 21 Mar 1580 William Cavendish 1st Earl Devonshire and Anne Keighley were married.

In 1586 William Cavendish 1st Earl Devonshire was elected as MP Liverpool.

In 1588 William Cavendish 1st Earl Devonshire was elected as MP Newport.

Around 1590 William Cavendish 2nd Earl Devonshire was born to William Cavendish 1st Earl Devonshire and Anne Keighley.

Around 1593 Frances Cavendish was born to William Cavendish 1st Earl Devonshire and Anne Keighley.

In 1595 William Cavendish 1st Earl Devonshire was appointed as High Sheriff Derbyshire.

After 1595 William Cavendish 1st Earl Devonshire and Elizabeth Boughton Countess Devonshire were married.

In 1603 William Cavendish 1st Earl Devonshire was appointed as Justice of the Peace: Derbyshire.

In 1605 William Cavendish 1st Earl Devonshire was created 1st Baron Cavendish Hardwick. Elizabeth Boughton Countess Devonshire by marriage Baroness Cavendish Hardwick.

On 02 Aug 1618 William Cavendish 1st Earl Devonshire was created 1st Earl Devonshire at Bishop's Palace. Elizabeth Boughton Countess Devonshire by marriage Countess Devonshire.

On 03 Mar 1626 William Cavendish 1st Earl Devonshire died.

After 03 Mar 1626 William Cavendish 1st Earl Devonshire was buried at St Peter's Church. Monument to William Cavendish 1st Earl Devonshire and Henry Cavendish. The two bodies under a low four-poster with black Ionic columns and black covering slab. Henry appears as a skeleton on a straw mat, William in his shroud with his face exposed. Extremely grand architecture above the two martial flanking figures, then arches with, on the left armour, and on the right purple, coronet, and sword hung up, and in the middle an angel holding the black inscription tablet and blowing a trumpet. The whole is surmounted by a big broken pediment. The monument has been attributed to Maximillian Colt.

John Cavendish was born to William Cavendish 1st Earl Devonshire and Elizabeth Boughton Countess Devonshire.

Gilbert Cavendish was born to William Cavendish 1st Earl Devonshire and Anne Keighley.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Cavendish

Ancestry

Father: William Cavendish

GrandFather: Thomas Cavendish

Great GrandFather: Thomas Cavendish

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Cavendish

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Cavendish

Great x 3 GrandMother: Joanne Clopton Baroness Beauchamp Bletsoe

Great x 2 GrandMother: Joan Staventon

Great GrandMother: Catherine Scudamore

GrandMother: Alice Smith

Mother: Bess of Hardwick Countess Shrewsbury, Countess Waterford

GrandFather: John Hardwick

GrandMother: Elizabeth Leeke

Great GrandFather: Thomas Leeke